Copper Mountain knows it must rely on its local community. We continue to recruit locally, with the majority of our work force being local, and we provide our team members with training and career development opportunities. Among our very successful training and development programs is the apprenticeship program, with 17 apprentices presently supported in various disciplines and 20 apprentices having successfully achieved Red Seal designations since the program’s initiation.
A Mining Day is also held in Princeton annually, which had high attendance and participation in 2018. Suppliers and stakeholders played a key role on Mining Day, displaying their support and contributions to the mining industry, while increasing awareness on the positive impact of mining on the BC economy.
Further, 2017 was another year of providing increasing employment opportunities for Upper and Lower Similkameen Band members. Copper Mountain is committed to open communications, providing opportunities and developing mutually beneficial relationships with the First Nations communities.